Despite winning the support of three Conservative MPs, the New Democrat bid to boost the power of the Speaker to police non-responsive answers in question period has gone down to defeat. Kady O'Malley recaps the vote.
Ever since the controversial Mario Beaulieu became its leader in June, the Bloc Québécois has been drifting further into irrelevance. Polls analyst Éric Grenier looks at what kind of opportunity this has opened up for the other parties in Quebec.
Canada's refusal to allow Russian delegates to attend a prestigious international astronautical symposium has angered Moscow, which said the decision flies in the face of international space co-operation and amounts to a politicizing of space exploration over the conflict in Ukraine.
Boosting the Speaker's powers to police the House of Commons question period won't do much if he or she is reluctant to use that new clout. Kady O'Malley offers some suggestions on how to encourage a more interventionalist approach.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the U.S. Secret Service faced scathing criticism on Tuesday for the agency allowing an intruder with a knife to run into the White House, while details emerged of a separate security lapse involving an armed contractor who rode an elevator with President Barack Obama.
(Reuters) - A federal judge in Washington late on Tuesday dismissed a challenge by two state Republican parties of a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission rule that imposes restrictions on asset managers who donate to political campaigns, handing the regulator a victory.
SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - Lobbyists in California will be banned from throwing lavish fundraising parties at their homes and offices for state candidates under a bill signed Tuesday by Democratic Governor Jerry Brown, who vetoed other proposals introduced in the wake of a series of ethics scandals.
(Reuters) - A federal judge in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday dismissed a challenge by two state Republican parties to a Securities and Exchange Commission rule that imposes some restrictions on asset managers when they make campaign contributions.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House announced its intention on Tuesday to establish refugee processing in Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala to try to deter unaccompanied children from resorting to crossing the U.S.-Mexico border on their own.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the U.S. Secret Service faced scathing criticism on Tuesday for the agency allowing an intruder with a knife to run into the White House and the Washington Post reported a separate security lapse of an armed contractor with a criminal record who rode an elevator with President Barack Obama.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed an executive order on Tuesday to raise the minimum hourly wage by more than a dollar to $13.13 for potentially thousands of people working in the city.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - California Governor Jerry Brown late on Monday vetoed a bill that would have helped franchisees recoup some of their business investments when a franchisor wrongly terminates their relationship.
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Rahm Emanuel won election as mayor of Chicago three years ago in part because of his strength in the African-American community, but enough black voters have since soured on him that a black labor leader is emerging as a potential rival in the city's February election.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama and new Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi vowed on Monday to expand and deepen their countries' strategic partnership and make it a model for the rest of the world.
Testimony given by the director of the embattled U.S. Secret Service on Tuesday appears to conflict with the news that broke hours after Julia Pierson's testimony -- that a private security contractor with a gun shared an elevator with President Obama, in violation of protocol, during his trip to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta […]
Saying she couldn't give complete responses because presidential protection is highly sensitive or classified, Pierson said the incident remains under investigation and she doesn't "want to get ahead of the investigation."
Some people are wondering about the capability of the Secret Service after the reveal that Omar Gonzalez, the fence jumper who breached White House security two weeks ago, made it much farther into the house than previously reported, running through the first floor before he was apprehended outside the Green Room.